Echology

Update 04/15/14:

We have added a tab containing direct links to all stems and samples in the AEP catalog which can be found by CLICKING HERE.

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The Altered Echo Project is proud to announce its first official various artist album competition, but there is a catch–all participants must use a variety of samples from multiple AEP releases in the creation of their song. Through this compilation we will be asking participants to help us bring the full vision of the Altered Echo Project to fruition.

In the spirit of our sound mutation ethos, we are looking for entries that change and arrange samples from multiple previous releases in unique and interesting ways. Songs submitted for the competition may resemble anything: sound collage, mash-ups, hip-hop style beat making, total sonic annihilation, live dubs and anything above, below, or in between. We would like to see a variety of sampling styles used to showcase the possibilities inherent in the art of audio manipulation in the 21st Century.

To be fully clear: our expectation is that entries will sound more like new, original works than remixes. Only mere echoes of the original.

There are several other items to consider. Each entry must include a text file which lists the samples used. Each entry must also include a minimum 150 word artist statement about the audio manipulation techniques used for the entry (as well as anything else you want to say about your work, 1,000 word limit).

All the sample usage data will be compiled into a PDF file by the AEP to create a bracket-style “ancestry” or “genealogy” for each song released on the compilation, which will be followed by the corresponding artist’s statement.

As if this weren’t enough, for the first time ever we will be making second generation audio samples available for download. If a participant’s entry is chosen for release they will be asked to provide a few audio samples, but specifically samples that are mutated versions of the audio AEP has provided from our previous releases. These will then be made available for download with the release.

Requirements Summary:

Only one entry per artist will be chosen

All entries must use samples from multiple AEP releases

All entries must include a simple list of samples used

Each sample should be listed in the following fashion: catalog number – sample file name

example: AEP001 – crunchsnare.wav

Each entry must include the minimum 150 word artist statement describing the process used to “mutate” the sounds.

All entry file names must be formated artist name – track title – contact email.

All entries must maintain a minimum of -3dbs of headroom on the master and be exported as a 24bit .wav file.

No entries should be made public prior to the release of the compilation

Submit your entries either by sending a Dropbox (or similar cloud service) link to alteredechoesproject at gmail dot com

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By sharing a downloadable, private track with the Altered Echo Project Soundcloud account.

All entries will be judged blind by a panel of judges chosen from our artist roster.

Entries must be submitted between the period of April 14th and May 29th 2014. The submission period ends at 11:59:59 PM May 28th EST. Please email alteredechoesproject at gmail dot com with questions or concerns.

 

 

Webster defines originality as: orig·i·nal·i·ty [noun] The quality of being new and different in a good and appealing way.

The Altered Echo Project, via our ninth release in the catalog, redefines originality by bringing you one of the most original works you’ve heard to date. Here, Stem Collector proves with this five track collection of original tunes, that the impossible and the listenable can live in perfect unity by bringing you something undeniably his; aptly titled… Patience Reward

Click Here for Patience Reward Stems / Sample Collection

All tracks mixed & composed by Stem Collector
Mastered by Mike Watts
Published by Aaron Smith & Rick Jeldy via the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution License

Artwork by Stem Collector

As with our previous releases, we are happy to provide extra insight in the form of a SAMPLE PACK with the title track of this EP deconstructed into separate audio files for all your remix needs. Use them, abuse them, do with what you will. It is our hope however that you, our listener turned artist, will find inspiration in what you hear and submit new works spawned from the old, back to us for possible republication through this project. We will always be accepting submissions for mutations of this work and any of our previous releases. However, please keep your eyes on this site, for further information as related to the defined competition in the mutation of sound, that will be centered around this release.

Don’t Forget -

Echology v1 is coming in a mere 14 days. More will be revealed on the 14th but for preliminary details please click here:

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The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank Stem for providing us with this fabulous material. We’d also like to thank YOU the listener for checking out the project and participating.

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Echology

 

Echology is Coming Monday, April 14th

This spring the Altered Echo Project will be opening submissions to a somewhat unusual Various Artist Compilation. Through this compilation we will be asking participants to help us bring the full vision of the Altered Echo Project to fruition.

We have been pleased over the past year to release unique original works as well as menagerie of mutations through our “remix” contests. However, we have not yet pushed our ethos of sound mutation to its fullest. This VA Comp will include a genealogy or ancestry of how the audio samples from our previous releases have been used to create these new aural flora and fauna. Furthermore, it will ask participants to write about their audio manipulation process as a requirement for submission. These artist statements will also be include in the release.

As if this weren’t enough, for the first time ever we will be making second generation audio samples available for download. If a participant’s entry is chosen they will be asked to provide a few audio samples, but specifically samples that are mutated versions of the audio AEP has provided from our previous releases. These will then be made available for download.

There is one final and very important caveat that we won’t release until the submission period’s opening date. Many of our artists have been asking us for a new kind of challenge, this is our response. Echology is coming, Monday, April 14th.

 

Webster defines originality as: orig·i·nal·i·ty [noun] The quality of being new and different in a good and appealing way.

The Altered Echo Project, via our ninth release in the catalog, redefines this word by bringing you one of the most original works you’ve heard to date. Here, Stem Collector proves with this five track collection of original works, that the impossible and the listenable can live in perfect unity by bringing you something undeniably his; aptly titled…

Patience Reward.

Out April 01, 2014

Preview – Altec

Tracklisting -

1. This is What I Sound Like
2. Altec
3. Notes
4. Tribe3
5. Patience Reward

All tracks mixed & composed by Stem Collector

Mastered by Mike Watts

Published by Aaron Smith and Rick Jeldy via the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution License

Artwork by Stem Collector

As with our previous releases, we are happy to provide extra insight in the form of a sample pack with the EP deconstructed into separate audio files for all your remix needs. Use them, abuse them, do with what you will. It is our hope however that you, our listener turned artist, will find inspiration in what you hear and submit new works spawned from the old, back to us for possible republication through this project. We will always be accepting submissions for mutations of this work and any of our previous releases. However, please keep your eyes on this site, for further information as related to the defined competition in the mutation of sound, that will be centered around this release.

In the Meantime -

Don’t forget to check out out currently running competition centered around our third release Pieces.
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The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank Stem for providing us with this fabulous material. We’d also like to thank YOU the listener for checking out the project and participating.

AEP-
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FaceBook

Stem Collector -
SoundCloud
BandCamp

The clue is in the name. Go get it, listen, get the stems, make a remix.

-Tim

The Altered Echo Project in partnership with Fidelium presents Sonic Mutations & reinterpretations of our fifth release I’ll Be Famous When I’m Dead…

Original Work Composed, Mixed, and Mastered by Fidelium

Mutated Works mastered by Mike Watts
Published by Aaron Smith and Rick Jeldy under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution License 

The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank all the Artists that participated and submitted these stellar mutations. Continued thanks to the talented Mr. Wayne Baker for so graciously providing us with this awesome source material. Big thanks as well to Mike Watts for mastering the reinterpretations of the original material.

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If you missed this, have no fear…

AEP003 – Grain Bastard – Pieces ***Open Competition in the Mutation of Sound***

And please don’t forget to check out…

AEP008: The Tide – Tida - Out Now

New releases right around the corner so keep your eyes peeled on this site.

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Roo Stercogburn – The Incredible Patriot (EP) Review

available now at http://roo-stercogburn.bandcamp.com/album/the-incredible-patriot

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Dark electro vibes and classic drum machine beats drive this politically charged three song EP. All three songs are drenched in menacing synthesizer sounds and snippets of easily recognizable American political figures of the 21st century.

 The EP opens with “Non-Interference”. The song is constructed with straight forward breakbeats, almost industrial synthesizer sounds and cinematic strings. Featuring the voice of former president John Kennedy and Roo’s gravely vocals about war and paranoia.

 Track number two, simply and aptly titled “America,” feels almost-ready for stage and screen with its simple chant “America! America!” over aggressive and distorted synth sounds. There is a bit of the theatrical to this EP and perhaps more so in this song than others.

 Meanwhile in track two, snippets of president Obama, among others politicians, assure the American people that no one is listening to their telephone calls. Unfortunately I am not enough of a politico or current events aficionado to provide you with specific context for any of these sampled quotes, but the artist’s message is clear without it. By the close of this EP I am positive any listener will find meaning between the notes.

 Of the political tones Roo has this to say (from album Bandcamp page): “…these 3 tracks represent a single theme on policies affecting many of us directly or indirectly, either with or without our awareness. And not necessarily with our approval or agreement either.”

 The EP closes with the energetic “Captains Courageous,” which is easily my favorite of three tracks. The energy of the fast paced breakbeats combined with the almost Bowie-like chorus, both of which mingle nicely with an almost punk rock vibe.

 Overall, my favorite part of the EP is probably that it favors strong song writing over gaudy sound design. Each track features clever change ups and a variety of well arranged instruments. The mix is also pretty damn good, and it wouldn’t be as good if it wasn’t a little raw. As the artist himself states (from album Bandcamp page): “Determinedly rough around the edges so as not to lose some of the punk but keeping it technopop, you won’t find any insipid love songs on this EP.”

No. No insipid love songs here, but rather three songs that boldly remind us that electronic music isn’t just about 12 inch dance singles. Thanks Roo, we needed that.

 

Find out more about the artist on his blog:

 http://roostercogburn.wordpress.com/

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The Altered Echo Project wishes to thank all of the artists who participated in and submitted works for our forthcoming release….

AEP5.1 Famous Mutations

Famous mutations is a collection of mutated works from our fifth release in the AEP catalog I’ll Be Famous When I’m Dead. What we have on our hands is a 10 track collection of works that showcases each individual artist while at the same time pays homage to the original artists work. Contained in the release you will find mutations from…

Ben Steed

Cyber X

Grain Bastard

Quizybuck

Paega

RFJ

Skycore

Xylem

…All expertly mastered by Mike Watts.

The track you are hearing now, provided you have pressed play, is a reinterpretation of 5.0′s title track mutated by Paega – Sloe Gin Fizz. Being as this work was not made ready in time for the release you will not find it contained in the official tracklisting. So we are providing it here to wet your whistle in anticipation of what you will find upon release of…

AEP5.1 Famous Mutations – Out 03/14/13

In The Meantime…

Don’t forget to check out our most current release AEP008: The Tide – Tidal - Out Now

And Please, If you want some of this action for yourself look no further than right here…

AEP003 – Grain Bastard – Pieces ***Open Competition in the Mutation of Sound***

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